Transforming economies - for better jobs
Conference | 11-13 September 2019 | Bangkok, Thailand
UNU-WIDER in partnership with the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) will organize a three-day conference on transforming economies. Featuring presentations from leading scholars including Richard Baldwin, Seema Jayachandran, Ravi Kanbur, Naila Kabeer and UN ASG Elliott Harris, this WIDER Development Conference provides a forum to discuss innovative, theoretical, and empirical research and its policy take-aways on the challenges for productive job creation in many different country contexts, across all developing regions.Read more
Informality – addressing the Achilles Heel of Social Protection in Latin America
WIDER Annual Lecture 23
The 2019 WIDER Annual Lecture by Santiago Levy is to be held on Wednesday 30 October 2019 at the Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies in Geneva. The event is organized in collaboration with the Graduate Institute’s Centre for Finance and Development.
The lecture will be delivered by Santiago Levy, main architect of Progresa/Oportunidades — Mexico's incentive-based health, nutrition and education program for the poor.Read more
WIDER Seminar Series
The WIDER Seminar Series showcases the latest research on key topics in development economics. The weekly sessions held in Helsinki are open to local and visiting researchers, policy makers, and others working on development topics.Read more
Think development – Think WIDER
WIDER Development Conference
The conference will showcase UNU-WIDER, its work, and the many people and institutions that are engaged with it. There will be panel discussions on all of the main themes and findings of UNU-WIDER’s research during 2009-18 — finance, food and climate change; and transformation, inclusion and sustainability. It will take stock of what we have learned, look to the future of development economics, and global development more broadly, serving as a bridge to fresh UNU-WIDER initiatives, aiming to mobilize evidence and action around the 2030 SDG agenda and its goals.Read more
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ConferenceGlobal Development Network 15th Annual Development Conference: Structural Transformation in Africa and Beyond
UNU-WIDER Special Session: Thursday 19 June, 2014, 16:00-17:30 Lessons from UNU-WIDER research: Research and Communication on Foreign Aid ; Development Under Climate Change ; and Learning to Compete
ConferenceNordic Conference on Development Economics 2014
Organizers Pertti Haaparanta - Aalto University Finn Tarp - UNU-WIDER Jukka Pirttilä - UNU-WIDER Aalto University School of Business and UNU-WIDER in collaboration with the Nordic Network in Development Economics will organize the next Nordic...
ConferenceUNU-WIDER Information booth at the Development Studies Association 2013 Annual Conference
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ConferenceInclusive Growth in Africa: Measurement, Causes, and Consequences
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ConferenceL2C – Learning to Compete: Industrial Development and Policy in Africa
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ConferenceClimate Change and Development Policy
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ConferenceNordic conference on Inclusive growth – opportunities for Mozambique: Sharing Nordic experiences
The Director of UNU-WIDER, Finn Tarp participated in the conference on 'Inclusive Growth – Opportunities for Mozambique: Sharing Nordic Experiences'...
ConferenceHelsinki process conference
For more information: Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland. http://formin.finland.fi/Public/default.aspx?nodeid=15589&contentlan=2&culture=en-US
ConferenceImpacts of Climate Change on Agriculture
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ConferenceMacro-economic Management of Foreign Aid
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ConferenceForeign Aid: Research and Communication (ReCom)
Contact person UNU-WIDER focal points: Finn Tarp , Director Tony Addison , Chief Economist and Deputy Director Project Assistant: Janis Vehmaan-Kreula Media contact: Lorraine Telfer-Taivainen lorraine(at)wider.unu.edu Photo gallery of the event:...
ConferencePoverty and Behavioural Economics
Contact person External Project Directors: Markus Jäntti Jukka Pirttilä UNU-WIDER focal point: Finn Tarp , Director Project Assistant: Anne Ruohonen Photos from the Conference Videos from the Conference: http://www.wider.unu.edu/stc/videos...